Go Back Before You Go Forward

By Anna Mitchell

What better time to take a step back and regain control of your life than right now? We are moving into the start of a new year. This is a great time to put last year's regrets and disappointments behind you and grab the New Year by the horns. But wait ... Before you dive off into a brand-new year, you need to take a moment to review last year. We need to go back before we go forward to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.

Surviving The Futurity

Is it really that time of year again? It seems like just last month I was writing an article on preparation for last year's futurity and here we go again. Stress Management  keeps popping up but it is particularly relevant this time of year as everyone heads to Fort Worth and Oklahoma City to battle it out.

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Buying Your First Horse Property

01 Driveway 13CPhoto courtesy of Coalson Real EstateThe right facility is one of the most important tools a horseman can have. Whether you are a professional trainer or a breeder with a few mares in the pasture, the right facility can make horsekeeping at home easier. However, many people find the real estate search to be intimidating and overwhelming. A few real estate professionals in the horse industry and some experienced buyers offer their advice on the matter of buying that first place.
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What to Expect When Vaccinating Horses

vaccinationWe know you love your horse and understand that vaccinations can help protect it from life-threatening diseases. But vaccines can come with side effects due to the immune stimulation they have to create. Most of these effects are mild and transient, but it's important to be able to distinguish between minor side effects and those reactions that warrant a call to your veterinarian.

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Four Sixes Ranch/NCHA Western Nationals Wrap-Up

DavidBooth The Four Sixes Ranch/National Cutting Horse Association Western Nationals finished the last round of finals May 8 with the Non-Pro and $15,000 Novice/Non-Pro.

As the fourth to go in the second of two herds of the Non-Pro finals, David Booth was bound to do well aboard Cat N Charm. In the first go, the duo marked a 217.5 to tie for third. In the Non-Pro finals, they made a solid run to mark a 216.5. Seven horses later, they became the Non-Pro Champions. 

Loose Horses Shot By Minnesota State Police

After two horses escaped through a down fence on a Minnesota woman’s property, they were shot by state police to avoid potential danger to motorists. The horses wandered to a nearby interstate, and after failed attempts to move them back to the owner’s land, the decision was made to euthanize them. CBS Minnesota has the […]

Horses Help Future Doctors Develop Bedside Manner

Rancher and neurosurgeon Allan Hamilton is bridging the gap between tomorrow’s doctors and quality bedside manner with the help of his horses. Read more about how Dr. Hamilton teaches his first-year students with this story from the Today Show.